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IBM Beacon Awards

2011 Beacon Awards

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Best Industry Solution for Banking

Co-winner: Cincom Systems

  • + Expand Solution: CEM Synchrony
    Cincom Synchrony provides a unique combination of a customer-centric agent desktop with process automation, intelligent guidance and decision modeling. It offers a single, integrated view of the customer across departments, business lines, and communication channels, and guides employees to the best outcomes.

Cincom Cincom Systems provides enterprise software and services to simplify and improve business operations and customer communications, helping customer-centric organizations differentiate and deliver a greater experience to their customers. For more than 40 years, Cincom has enabled thousands of clients worldwide to increase revenue, control costs, minimize risk and achieve rapid ROI.

Co-winner: Fidelity Information Services Inc (FIS)

  • + Expand Solution: TouchPoint Sales and Service and Teller with Image Capture
    TouchPoint is a customer interaction solution that helps financial institutions enhance customer service and drive cross-sales through all delivery channels. When combined with FIS Image Capture, the solution helps streamline and orchestrate channel processes and turn channel servicing transactions into cross-channel sales interactions.

FIS FIS delivers banking and payments technologies to more than 14,000 financial institutions and businesses in more than 100 countries. FIS has been ranked the number one overall financial technology provider in the world by The American Banker newspaper and the research firm Financial Insights in their annual "FinTech 100" rankings.
Finalist: SI Corporation

Best Industry Solution for Energy and Utilities

Winner: GridManager

  • + Expand Solution: iT ServMgmt in a box(TM) HealthCare Edition
    GridManager provides energy-saving and grid balancing. It offers a fully integrated, plug-and-play solution that provides energy efficiency and management, automatic demand response, load shifting and grid balancing that reduces costs and/or shifts power consumption.

GridManager The GridManager solution delivers industrial consumers the opportunity to save energy, protect the environment and participate in SmartGrid solutions - with a one-year ROI. The Business Partner offering is a complete SmartGrid concept containing the solution, equipment, training and business concepts focused on the emerging markets for innovative utilities or Business Partners.
Finalist: Prolifics
Finalist: Brookstone Tech Ltd.

Best Industry Solution for Government

Winner: PROFI Engineering Systems AG

  • + Expand Solution: ravis
    PROFI’s ravis solution (the abbreviation for Council and Administration Information System in German) is a centralized information and communication portal solution that facilitates simple and seamless access to information so that clients are more efficient and productive.

PROFI Innovative IT-Lösungen PROFI Engineering Systems AG is the innovative partner for IT system integration and IT infrastructure in Germany, offering system solutions for companies of all sizes and industries including consulting, delivery, installation and maintenance. An IBM Business Partner since 1985, PROFI AG employs 300 workers at 14 locations, serving over 1,300 customers.

Finalist: PAVONE AG
Finalist: SciSys

Best Industry Solution for Healthcare

Winner: Napier Healthcare Solutions

  • + Expand Solution: Napier Healthcare Solutions description
    Napier’s solutions transform the way clinical information is captured and used to improve the quality of patient care. Designed with intuitive user-interface, our products offer modular, easy-to-implement solutions to meet the needs of small, mid-sized and large private, as well as public sector hospitals.

Napier Healthcare. Inspire. Transform. Transcend. Established in 1996, Napier is changing the way IT powers healthcare. With deep domain expertise and singular focus, we provide comprehensive and holistic solutions covering the entire continuum of care in the healthcare organizations. Our solutions streamline, automate and optimize the clinical, administrative, supply chain functions of care providers.

Finalist: Software Information Systems
Finalist: Complex Medical Information Systems

Best Industry Solution for Insurance

Winner: Silanis Technology Inc.

  • + Expand Solution: e-Sign Enterprise Platform
    The e-Sign Enterprise Platform is a flexible, scalable electronic signature platform providing a customizable and scalable solution, which can be deployed across all lines of business, products and channels, and lowers total cost of ownership.

silanis Silanis Technology is the leading provider of electronic signatures for insurance, with deployments across 21st Century, ANICO Direct, Blue Frog, Country Financial, Liberty Mutual, and more. Silanis' solutions have processed hundreds of millions of e-signatures since 1992 (50 million in 2010 alone), making it the most widely used and reliable e-signature solution.

Finalist: Unicorn Systems
Finalist: Quinity

Best Industry Solution for Retail

Co-winner: Zobrist Consulting Group

  • + Expand Solution: Smart Merchandiser
    Smart Merchandiser is a browser-based application that allows the merchandiser to drag and drop product thumbnails on a product page in a desired order and then publish to the Web. This first-of-a-kind product ordering approach can be based on sales, inventory availability, Web analytics and/or social sentiments.

Znc Zobrist Consulting Zobrist Consulting offers a unique combination of industry expertise, technical skills and diverse consulting services to deliver the world's best e-commerce solution across industries. Our mission is to help customers sell more, spend less and be competitive in the global marketplace with IBM technology.

Co-winner: CrossView

  • + Expand Solution: Cross-Channel Commerce Platform
    CrossView’s Cross-Channel Commerce Platform unifies retail sales channels on a single, flexible platform. It delivers an integrated experience across customer touch points, including in store, on the Web, and through call centers, mobile commerce, and social media outlets; plus intelligence and visibility into customer browsing and buying.

CrossView CrossView is a premier provider of cross-channel commerce solutions that enable a smarter, more personalized shopping experience. An IBM Beacon Award winner in 2010, our software unifies the Web, stores, call centers, and mobile devices on a single, flexible platform based on IBM Retail Framework.

Finalist: Polaris Retail Infotech

Best Industry Solution for Telecommunications

Winner: generationE Technologies

  • + Expand Solution: Resolve Runbook Automation
    generationE’s Resolve Runbook Automation platform is deployed alongside the Tivoli Automation platform to automate up to 90 percent of manual IT tasks. Providing broad-based, enterprise-class scalability and a collaborative approach to automation, Resolve utilizes wikis to centralize knowledge and transform network operations.

generationE TECHNOLOGIES generationE Technologies is a global information technology solution provider dedicated to helping companies evolve and thrive through increased operational efficiency and improved customer retention. Recognized worldwide for its comprehensive platform-as-a-service model, generationE provides service management and BSS-OSS automation solutions based on Tivoli automation products; offers integration, training and managed services.

Finalist: Soprano Design
Finalist: Juniper Networks

Best Industry Solution for Travel and Transportation

Winner: Indra

  • + Expand Solution: DaVinci Traffic Management
    Indra’s DaVinci Traffic Management solution, regarded as the world’s most advanced railway traffic management platform, was conceived for high-speed rail lines as a complete open system, allowing management of the railway operation from initial planning through real-time automatic conflict solving.

indra Indra is a global technology company with innovation and talent--a leader in high value-added solutions and services for various sectors, including transport and traffic; energy and industry; public administration and healthcare; finance; insurance; security and defense; and telecom and media. Indra operates in over 100 countries and has 30,000 employees worldwide.

Finalist: Q-Free ASA
Finalist: Lauren Information Technologies

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